Events & Training

Seattle Cell Science Symposium 2020

Seattle Cell Science Symposium 2020

Join us virtually for the annual Seattle Cell Science Symposium, showcasing research in the cell biology community and the Allen Institute for Cell Science.

In previous years, the symposium has been centered around the excellent cell biology research being done locally in Seattle. With the pivot to a virtual format, we have taken the opportunity to invite cell biologists from across the US to participate and share their research, and we hope that we are able to bring together more members of the cell biology community for this unique event.

This year's symposium will feature two half-days of presentations from leaders in the field of cell biology, including Allen Distinguished Investigators and the Allen Institute for Cell Science Junior Fellows. Each day will also include a panel discussion on the future of the field. Team members from the Allen Institute for Cell Science will also present research updates and a breakout session to learn more about the tools and resources available on allencell.org.

THURSDAY, 12/17/2020 - FRIDAY, 12/18/2020
8:30am-12:30pm Pacific Time daily

This symposium will be held virtually via Zoom webinar. Registered attendees will be sent the link to join in advance of the meeting.

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Please contact Events@alleninstitute.org with any questions. 

Event Overview (All Times Pacific)

Thursday, December 17 

Day 1 of the symposium will be focused on the cell nucleus. Speakers include the 2020 Cell Nucleus cohort of Allen Distinguished Investigators.

- Virtual meeting login, 8:20-8:30am
- Welcome & introduction, 8:30-8:45am
- Presentations, 8:45-11:25pm
- Panel discussion, 11:25am-12:00pm

Friday, December 18

- Virtual meeting login, 8:20-8:30am
- Welcome & introduction, 8:30-8:45am
- Presentations, 8:45-11:35pm
- Panel discussion, 11:35am-12:20pm
-Allen Institute for Cell Science Tools Breakout Session, (separate registration required), 12:30-1:30pm

 

Speakers

- Derek Applewhite, Ph.D., Reed College
- Abby Buchwalter Cool, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
- G.W. Gant Luxton, Ph.D. & Daniel Starr, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
- Martin Kampmann, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
- Megan King, Ph.D. & Simon Mochrie, Ph.D., Yale University
- Geeta Narlikar, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
- Katharine Ullman, Ph.D., University of Utah & Maho Niwa, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
- Susan Parkhurst, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Rob Phillips, Ph.D., Caltech
- Arjun Raj, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- Johannes Schöneberg, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
- David Van Valen, M.D., Ph.D.,Caltech
- Ting Wu, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
- Alexandra Zidovska, Ph.D., New York University

speaker bios

Allen Institute for Cell Science Tools Q&A Session

On Friday, December 18, 12:30-1:30pm Pacific, researchers from the Allen Institute will present lightning talks on four resources featured on allencell.org. After the symposium program, there will be a separate Zoom meeting where the creators of the tools will be available to answer your questions about using the tools. 

We invite those interested in learning more about the practical applications, or asking technical questions, to attend this session. Attendees must register for the separate Q&A session in order to receive the link to the meeting. Please select which tool you have the greatest interest in when completing your registration. 

Featured tools & resources:

  • AGAVE - a path trace rendering tool to help researchers visualize the delicate and dynamic inner workings of human stem cells. 
  • Allen Cell Collection - the first publicly available collection of fluorescently tagged, human, induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) lines.
  • Allen Cell Structure Segmenter - a new open source toolkit for segmenting 3D intracellular structures in fluorescence microscopy images
  • Simularium - a new platform to facilitate collaboration between experimental and computational biologists by building software tools and infrastructure to allow easy access to software packages written by computational biologists and easy visualization and sharing of results. This resource will be live the week of November 23.

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